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DEBATES: Romney’s temperament isn’t presidential

Letter by Margot LeRoy, Gig Harbor, Wa. on Oct. 19, 2012 at 5:25 pm with No Comments »
October 19, 2012 5:25 pm

I have watched both of the debates for president. While I am aware that, according to the pundits, Mitt Romney won the first and Barack Obama either won or tied the second, I beg to differ.

During both debates I found Romney to be rude, interrupting, not allowing the president to finish his sentences and arguing with the moderators over format. In general, I found him to be somewhat of a temperamental bully who did not show the proper respect to the commander in chief. My husband said that during his time in the military that they were always taught that you respect the office, even if you dislike the man.

Being president requires a cool head and a measured demeanor. Being “presidential” means behaving with dignity, intelligence and integrity. Romney seems to like to have his own way and doesn’t much care for the niceties of good manners. I shudder to think of him managing a real crisis.

Likewise, I appreciate Obama for allowing Romney to show his true colors. I believe Romney has some stability issues that became apparent by his willingness to bully any or all who disagree with him.

To govern requires the ability to learn and the ability to listen. I did not see either quality displayed by Romney. He is not emotionally suited for this job.

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